Vic Mensa Combines Freestyling & Freedom Fighting (Video)

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Last week, Vic Mensa released his first project since inking with Jay Z’s Roc Nation imprint. The Chicago, Illinois MC’s seven-song EP, There’s Alot Going On is making its rounds in the first 72 hours. Thereby, the onetime front man of Kids These Days hit HOT 97’s Ebro In The Morning for a lethal freestyle.

Taking on the beat to the less than week-old “Drug Dealers Anonymous” track, Vic blends some reality raps about the slain figures surrounding the Black Lives Matter, the misdirected blame surrounding the Black-on-Black violence in Chicago, and why he draws inspiration from the Whitney Museum and Alexander McQueen fashions. The former issues are not new to Mensa’s music. The MC often fills his tracks with actual facts.

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In the middle of the two freestyle verses, Mensa takes a lengthy pause—to come back with his engine revved. He uses a ton of punchlines, tying in Lil B’s storied Kevin Durant curse, getting booted from Downtown New York clubs, and channeling Harriet Tubman-like leadership in what he hopes to do with his lyrics.

Witnesses Ebro, Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez show their amazement—as Vic puts product in the ring to drive 2016 attention his way.